Like any well-trained Indian kid, PM Modi showed up with a platter of gifts, a jovial smile and plenty of hugs to pass around.
Prime Minister Modi and President Trump looked forward to conclusion of contractual agreements between Westinghouse Electric Company and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India for six nuclear reactors in India and also related project financing. "In order to attain our objectives for peace and stability in Afghanistan, we will maintain close consultation and communication with the USA to enhance coordination between our two nations".
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Prime Minister Modi and Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.
Speaking after their meeting in the White House Rose Garden, Trump recalled his previous campaign pledge, that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House.
However, the Indian Prime Minister appeared determined to bolster relations, at one point, inviting the President's daughter Ivanka Trump "to India for the Entrepreneurship Summit", scheduled for later this year. He said, "We will continue to work with the United States of America in this region". Both India and the U.S. have suffered due to terrorists coming out of Pakistan.
The White House bore witness to not only Modi and Trump exchanging pleasantries, but also gifts from their natives. They also discussed about the prevailing issues of terrorist attacks over Afghanistan and United States announced deploying 5000 additional troops to help the local army fight against the insurgent groups.
"Above all, these objectives include combating terrorist threats, promoting stability across the Indo-Pacific region, increasing free and fair trade, and strengthening energy linkages", according to a joint statement issued after the Modi-Trump meeting.
$366 million sale of a transport carrier to India was sanctioned by USA and the purchase of around 20 drones by India's military was also approved.
The report highlights the upward trajectory and expanding and deepening nature of the US-India partnership in areas such as defence, trade and investment, and education and people- to-people exchanges, observing that trade between the two countries has increased by almost 200 per cent since 2005.
In his remarks, Trump said: "We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism".
President Trump and Prime Minister Modi hold a press conference in the White House. New Delhi was irked by Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord, and his claim that India had made its participation contingent on receiving billions in foreign aid. So I said, you know what, this is a better day. This summer, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence, and on behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the Indian people on this magnificent milestone in the life of your very, very incredible nation. The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly. "I think none of us can really miss that message".
Trump treated Modi to dinner at the White House on Monday night and shared a laugh when he pointed to their social media dominance. Modi termed his talks with Trump as an "important page in the history of India-US relationship".